Robert Stratton bob at stratton.NET
Wed Apr 26 17:24:05 CDT 2006

On 2006-04-26 16:49, "Richard Barth" <w3hwn at> wrote:

> At 02:37 PM 4/26/2006, you wrote:
>> Problem is, ... I think nowadays you'd be visited by the FAA, and quite a lot
>> of other organisations with TLAs, (Three Letter Acronyms: You know what I
>> mean...) if you started intentionally or accidentally shining green lasers
>> into the cockpits of the ISS or any other aircraft/spacecraft!
>> Iain   KI4HLV
> Your thinking is correct.  There was recently a newspaper article
> about somebody
> who got busted for shining a green laser into the cockpit of a
> commercial airliner.
> It was done during landing, when the perp had a clear shot into that
> window, but
> there might be some unhappiness if green lights pointed at aircraft
> at any altitude.

There is now an entire FAA reporting program for cockpit laser sightings.
Pilots have been instructed to report any sightings appeared to be aimed at

As long as you're not operating it or cease operating it, near aircraft,
you'd probably be o.k.

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